Abuja – The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will this week host a two-day CAF National Club Licensing seminar at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja.
The NFF website on Wednesday quoted the Federation’s Club Licensing Manager, Nasiru Jibril, as saying the seminar will come up on Thursday and Friday.
“It will be graced by more than 40 participants and will have four resource persons, among them the CAF Club Licensing Manager, Ahmed Harraz.
“Other resource persons are George Kasengele from Zambia, Dominique Niyonzima from Burundi and Anthony Baffoe from Ghana,’’ he said.
Jibril also said NFF President Amaju Pinnick, NFF Vice-Presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko, as well as NFF General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi would also be in attendance.
“They will be joined by a representative of the Inspector-General of Police, Chairman of the NFF Medical Committee, NFF Legal Officer and the NFF Security Officer.
“There will also be in attendance the NFF Club Licensing Officer, one representative of the League Management Company and one representative of the States’ Directors of Sports,’’ he was quoted as also saying.
The NFF official further said the Confederation of African Football (CAF) had specially invited FIFA Match Commissioner and Instructor, Bolaji Ojo-Oba, and CAF General Co-ordinator Samson Adamu to the seminar.
“These persons will be joined by at least one representative from each of the 20 clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), even though most of the clubs are sending more than one official,’’ he said.
Jibril disclosed that topics to be treated at the seminar include “Objectives of CAF Club Licensing System’’, “National Club Licensing Regulations’’, “Key Stakeholders and Process of the System’’, and “Decision-making Procedure’’.
Other topics are “Responsibilities of the License Applicant’’, “CAF Club Licensing Sporting Criteria’’, “Infrastructure Criteria’’ and “CAF Club Licensing Financial Criteria’’.(NAN)